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Re: Oppose DRM ! Re: CfC: to publish Encrypted Media Extensions specification as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:58:54 -0800
Message-ID: <CAP2znoajHN=y8yk=27de-Srkb=1Fn8+VAN4ncSc+DnjifWRPPg@mail.gmail.com>
To: ifette@google.com
Cc: Mathias Bynens <mathias@qiwi.be>, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>, public-html-admin@w3.org
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) <ifette@google.com>wrote:

> While I hate DRM as much as the next person, one has to ask what the
> alternatives are. It's all well and good for us to sit high on our morals
> and say "DRM bad!" but the reality is that the web is competing with other
> ecosystems (Native apps like iTunes, plugins like Silverlight and Flash)
> where DRM is available. By saying "No DRM in HTML5" it's not clear to me
> that we're not blowing off our own own hand in an effort to deal with a
> thorn in our finger. I think what this does is simply give people one more
> reason to say "The web is inadequate, we need to stick with our native apps
> or plugins".

How does the DRM in this spec avoid proprietary plugins?

Ian Hickson
Received on Friday, 25 January 2013 17:59:24 UTC

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